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SubjectRe: [PATCH v2] nfit/ars: Allow root to busy-poll the ARS state machine
On Thu, Feb 14, 2019 at 12:32 PM Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com> wrote:
>
> The ARS implementation implements exponential back-off on the poll
> interval to prevent high-frequency access to the DIMM / platform
> interface. Depending on when the ARS completes the poll interval may
> exceed the completion event by minutes. Allow root to reset the timeout
> each time it probes the status. A one-second timeout is still enforced,
> but root can otherwise can control the poll interval.
>
> Reported-by: Erwin Tsaur <erwin.tsaur@oracle.com>
> Signed-off-by: Dan Williams <dan.j.williams@intel.com>
> ---
> Change since v1: Use mod_delayed_work() instead of queue_delayed_work()
> to modify the timeout for existing work.
>
> drivers/acpi/nfit/core.c | 6 ++++++
> 1 file changed, 6 insertions(+)
>
> diff --git a/drivers/acpi/nfit/core.c b/drivers/acpi/nfit/core.c
> index 934be96dc149..b1ab593a808a 100644
> --- a/drivers/acpi/nfit/core.c
> +++ b/drivers/acpi/nfit/core.c
> @@ -1328,6 +1328,12 @@ static ssize_t scrub_show(struct device *dev,
> rc = sprintf(buf, "%d%s", acpi_desc->scrub_count,
> acpi_desc->scrub_busy
> && !acpi_desc->cancel ? "+\n" : "\n");
> + /* Allow an admin to poll the busy state at a higher rate */
> + if (acpi_desc->scrub_busy && !acpi_desc->cancel
> + && capable(CAP_SYS_RAWIO)) {
> + acpi_desc->scrub_tmo = 1;
> + mod_delayed_work(nfit_wq, &acpi_desc->dwork, HZ);
> + }

I added support to ndctl to specify a poll-interval to 'ndctl
wait-scrub'. The support highlighted an infinite loop problem as
mod_delayed_work() called in a loop prevented the workqueue from ever
running. A revised patch-set adds a new ARS_POLL flag to ensure that
the workqueue runs at least once after every mod_delayed_work().

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